Resources to support journalist safety in Europe

Emergency Defence

What is covered?

If confronted with legal action as a result of the reporting:
  • Funding for legal defence
  • Advice to find a lawyer
  • Technical legal support to lawyer
  • Support to bring legal action to compel the state to protect the journalist’s rights if they have been violated, including to investigate abuses and bring perpetrators of attacks to justice

The support is provided by:

Important information about time and eligibility restrictions, as well as further requirements:

Usually, applications are made by the lawyer handling the case but they can also be made by the journalist, the family or friends of the journalist or a relevant support organisation.

The support offer is designed for: